Postgraduate study in TESOL

What can you study in TESOL?

If you already have experience in language teaching, the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages will enable you to develop knowledge and skills for employment as a language teacher or in a more senior role.

The MTESOL programme consists of a combination of both online and on-campus courses. There is also the opportunity to include a dissertation.

Our new Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners and Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners programmes give teachers the skills to teach English language learners from diverse language backgrounds. These programmes are designed for teachers with two years’ relevant professional experience in a New Zealand early childhood centre, primary or secondary setting. 

Structuring your specialisation in TESOL


Consult the MTESOL schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2024 MTESOL schedule


Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in TESOL:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

Student Hubs

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The Student Hubs services are available seven days a week at the City, Grafton, Epsom and Tai Tonga campuses and six days a week at Tai Tokerau, with friendly staff available to provide you with advice on any aspect of your studies and life at the University. Find out more.

If you would like to find out more about studying TESOL, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.